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Lake Baikal (озеро Байкал)

The world's deepest and oldest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal sits in a mountainous rift valley north of Mongolia. One of the most popular stops for tourists along the Trans-Siberian Railway, it is most frequently accessed via the village of Listvyanka. Most of the pictures here were taken on a chilly September day in Listvyanka, with the last few taken from the train around Slyudyanka.
Snow-covered mountains across the lake
Snow-covered mountains across the lake
View along the Listvyanka pier
View along the Listvyanka pier
Man-made islet off the pier
Man-made islet off the pier
Pair of boats off the pier
Pair of boats off the pier
Pair of gulls on the shoreline
Pair of gulls on the shoreline
Buoy against the distant mountains
Buoy against the distant mountains
Chilly day over the lakeshore
Chilly day over the lakeshore
Driftwood and distant buoy
Driftwood and distant buoy
Waves approaching the shore
Waves approaching the shore
Souvenir market in Listvyanka
Souvenir market in Listvyanka
Locally-made jewelry
Locally-made jewelry
Stonework souvenirs at the market
Stonework souvenirs at the market
Making a purchase
Making a purchase
Perusing the souvenirs
Perusing the souvenirs
The clouds part over the lake
The clouds part over the lake
Russian tourists coming out of the market
Russian tourists coming out of the market
Houses in Listvyanka
Houses in Listvyanka
Lakeshore view
Lakeshore view
Patch of blue sky in the dark clouds
Patch of blue sky in the dark clouds
Lakeside road through the village
Lakeside road through the village
Fenced-off village homes
Fenced-off village homes
Quaint wooden house in Listvyanka
Quaint wooden house in Listvyanka
Pair of gulls against the boats and mountains
Pair of gulls against the boats and mountains
Small wrecked boat on the shore
Small wrecked boat on the shore
Baikal shoreline with docked boats
Baikal shoreline with docked boats
Memorial to local villagers killed in World War II
Memorial to local villagers killed in World War II
Village in a valley south of Baikal
Village in a valley south of Baikal
Snowcapped mountains peeking over the hills
Snowcapped mountains peeking over the hills
Lake Baikal viewed from the Trans-Siberian
Lake Baikal viewed from the Trans-Siberian
Village over the hills from the lake
Village over the hills from the lake
Lakeshore village
Lakeshore village
Stretch of track beside the lakeshore
Stretch of track beside the lakeshore